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2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

Come to D.C. February 4th-6th to help forge the national agenda for the new green-collar economy.  Join us for the 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference - hosted by the Blue Green Alliance.

Register today:
When you register, be sure to enter the code "GFA2009" in the box that reads: "If you have received a registration code, please enter it here:"
To participate in the Green For All track:gjgj_logo_small  RSVP to [email protected], AFTER you register at the link above.
For more info: Visit the Good Jobs, Green Jobs web site, or contact Sue with the Blue Green Alliance: [email protected] • 412-921-6222 x3.

Please note: This conference is hosted by the Blue Green Alliance, not Green For All. For general info on the conference, contact Sue.  Contact Alli only to RSVP to the Green For All Track, or with inquiries about that track.

2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference

From February 4–6 in Washington, D.C. — just weeks after a new Congress and new administration take office — the 2009 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference will set the stage for stakeholders from across the country to forge an agenda for realizing the enormous opportunities we can achieve by investing in green jobs. Click here for more information.

Over the 3 days of educational programs, speakers, and networking opportunities, you'll be able to:

  • Join the Green For All Track of the conference, featuring workshops, panels, and a plenary with Van Jones and others.
  • Connect with more than 2,000 government leaders and decision-makers, as well as business, industry, labor and environmental organizations.
  • Advocate on Capitol Hill for green jobs in your community, during the Green Jobs Advocacy Day.
  • See the latest innovations in the green economy, or highlight your own, at the Green Jobs Expo.   

Green For All Track

Green For All is organizing a track of the conference, featuring workshops, panels, and a plenary. Speaker Information Coming Soon

Wednesday, 1-3 PM
Green For All: Prison Re-Entry and Green Jobs


  • Susan Tucker, Program Director, After Prison Initiative at the Open Society Institute (moderator)
  • Brenda Palms-Barber, Chief Executive Officer, North Lawndale Employment Network; Founder; Sweet Beginnings, LLC
  • Cop Lieu, Peer Support Worker, Youth Corps Spirit Award & Corpsmember of the Year, The Work Group, Corps Network (New Jersey)
  • Jumaani Bates, Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, and Chicagoland Green Collar Jobs Initiative

Thursday, 10:45-12 PM
Green For All: Apprenticeship Programs - Models that Work for All

  • Presenters: Dan Marschall, Human Resources Development Institute, AFL-CIO; Nat'l Skills Standards Board (moderator)
  • Elizabeth Reynoso, Coordinator of Planning & Community Partnerships - New Careers Project, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice
  • Arthur (Art) Shanks, Executive Director, Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc. (Oakland, CA)
  • Todd Swanstrom, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lead Author of "The Road to Good Jobs: Patterns of Employment in the Construction Industry"

Thursday, 2:45-4:15 PM
Green For All: Climate Equity & Environmental Justice - Equal Protection, Equal Opportunity

  • Presenters: Dr. Robert Bullard, PhD, Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University (moderator)
  • Omar Freilla, Green Worker Cooperatives (S. Bronx);
  • John Moore, Green Builder; City of New Orleans Department of Environment, Office of Safety and Permitting
  • Nia Robinson, Director, Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative

Friday, 8-9:30 AM
Green For All: Building a Strong and Inclusive Green Economy

With Van Jones, Winona LaDuke, and special guests

Friday, 9:45-11 AM
Youth, Culture and Making Green Jobs Cool

  • Presenters: Nikki Henderson - (moderator)
  • Zakiya Harris, San Francisco Regional Programming Coordinator, Green Festival; Co-Founder, Grind for the Green, and Green For All Academy Fellow
  • Tem Blessed, Re-Evolutionary Hip-Hop Artist and Green For All Academy Fellow
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Tumis, Inc.; Taller Tupac Amaru Printing Studio; Eastside Arts Alliance
  • Ashel Eldridge (poetry open)

Expo Cultural Presentation

  • Zakiya Harris, MC/Singer, Fiyawata; San Francisco Regional Programming Coordinator, Green Festival; Co-Founder, Grind for the Green
  • Ashel Eldridge (aka Seasunz), Emcee, Music Facilitator, Art in Action, Post Carbon Artists, Oakland, CA
  • Tem Blessed, Green For All Academy Fellow, Socially-Conscious Hip Hop Artist; YouthBuild, New Bedford, MA
  • Jennifer Johns, Green For All Academy Fellow, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter
  • Vanessa German, Green For All Academy Graduate, Pittsburg-based performing and visual artist
  • Moderated by Alli Chagi-Starr; Green For All Business Partnerships and Events Manager, Co-founder Art in Action Youth Leadership Program and Nikki Henderson; Senior Researcher & Aide to the President, Green For All and singer.

RSVP to [email protected] after you register to tell us you will be participating in all or part of the Green For All track.

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